Welcome to the Jewel of the Bellarine Peninsula

EST. 1888

Be embraced by the meeting of history and modern luxury

Recapturing an era when paddle steamers traversed Port Phillip Bay, the historic yet newly refurbished Portarlington Grand Hotel offers a boutique experience with a local welcome for all.

Stay for a while, visit us for a meal, and reunite with friends and family. 

The true heart of this hotel is the people. The welcoming atmosphere is the most memorable part of the experience, whether it’s friendly locals, banter between bar staff or just that country town feeling, you’ll be sure to fit right in.

Cruise across the bay, between Docklands (Melbourne) and the coastal town of Portarlington. Enjoy a relaxing cruise onboard the modern...

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Upcoming Events

Wine and dine in style with The Q Train. We’re inviting locals and visitors alike to come aboard our restored...
Get your team together for Tuesday Night Trivia. Tuesday night trivia begins at 7pm and is free for your team...
Experience a mini music festival on a steam train as you travel along the scenic heritage Bellarine Railway. Enjoy a...

A Grand Gift

Give someone an experience they’ll never forget. Great local food, drink, and hospitality OR a promise to stay in our boutique accommodation.

Because everyone deserves something to look forward to.

Grand Packages

A special reward awaits you at the Portarlington Grand Hotel when you treat yourself to a mini-break on the Bellarine....
Embark on a truly immersive experience with our Grand Q Train Package, where every moment is curated to offer an...
Cruise across the bay, between Docklands (Melbourne) and the coastal town of Portarlington. Enjoy a relaxing cruise onboard the modern...

ARRIVE IN STYLE – Port Phillip Ferries

Our hotel harkens back to a golden age of Port Phillip Bay, when it was quite the tourist destination. Victorians would travel by paddle steamer and relax in luxury by the sea.

Now you can recapture that feeling with Port Phillip Ferries, direct from Melbourne, a journey that is quicker, but no less beautiful than that of our forebears. Travelling every day between Melbourne, Docklands and Portarlington, soak up the views and delight in the on board café. You’ll feel as though you’re on holidays the second you board the vessel.

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Our Boutique Accommodation, Bistro and Front Bar is now open.

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